Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ryder Cup First Round - Fourball Explained

So the first game of the Ryder Cup Golf Tournament is the Fourball on Friday morning. So what is a Fourball format? Well, each match is made up of 2 golfers each from the US and Europe and there are 4 matches - and so 8 players from each team take part. Each player plays their own ball and the player with the best score at each hole takes the point for that hole for their team. If one player from each side has the same score then the hold is halved. At the end of the 18 holes (or before if they are more points ahead than there are holes remaining) the team with the most points wins for that match and gets one point for their team (or the point is halved if they have the same number of points).

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